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Old 06-24-2013, 06:15 AM   #9121
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wifey and I went for a ride yesterday, rode to breakfast and then cruised around on backroads before it got too hot. Was gonna got grab the WV TOR tag but decided not too.

I have the wife's XT set up for commuting. I may slap a small top case on it for some dry storage and I cant wait to burn off these stupid track masters. I look like an elephant on a bicycle but 73mpg is too good to pass up. Might pick up a Clark tank for it, getting gas every two days gets old. I slapped an old magnetic tank bag on it, my Rox risers off the WR, my old vstrom mirrors and cranked the preload up all the way on the shock, slid a sheep skin on it too. That seat is a freaking torture device. Flushed and put clean fluid in the front brake. Ready for commuter duty

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Old 06-24-2013, 06:12 PM   #9122
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wifey and I went for a ride yesterday, rode to breakfast and then cruised around on backroads before it got too hot. Was gonna got grab the WV TOR tag but decided not too.

I have the wife's XT set up for commuting. I may slap a small top case on it for some dry storage and I cant wait to burn off these stupid track masters. I look like an elephant on a bicycle but 73mpg is too good to pass up. Might pick up a Clark tank for it, getting gas every two days gets old. I slapped an old magnetic tank bag on it, my Rox risers off the WR, my old vstrom mirrors and cranked the preload up all the way on the shock, slid a sheep skin on it too. That seat is a freaking torture device. Flushed and put clean fluid in the front brake. Ready for commuter duty

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How far of a commute? You go down rt 2?
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:13 PM   #9123
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How far of a commute? You go down rt 2?
~55miles round trip, I go down and hit the bridge then up 35 to plantation. Rt 35 sucks on the little bike. Damn trucker ran off the road today, coming at me, he bailed out a damn giant pot hole on the berm and blew broken asphalt and gravel all over me, I took a big rock right to the left knee cap.

Little bike tops out right at 70(GPS) with me on it but gets blown around by rigs pretty bad.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:43 AM   #9124
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~55miles round trip, I go down and hit the bridge then up 35 to plantation. Rt 35 sucks on the little bike. Damn trucker ran off the road today, coming at me, he bailed out a damn giant pot hole on the berm and blew broken asphalt and gravel all over me, I took a big rock right to the left knee cap.

Little bike tops out right at 70(GPS) with me on it but gets blown around by rigs pretty bad.
Go up Staves Branch and Evergreen and it will take you out at the top of the hill on Plantation. This way you avoid 35. I don't even ride on 35.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:31 AM   #9125
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Go up Staves Branch and Evergreen and it will take you out at the top of the hill on Plantation. This way you avoid 35. I don't even ride on 35.
You can actually turn off 35 about a mile from the bridge on honeycut road and its gravel to evergreen, then hit white pine, barton chapel and long hollow and ride gravel all the way to work. Actually I will probably go home that way lots of DS options. Dunlavy, Judy road, hambrick ridge, potts creek, mill stone=gravel and ATV trail on the north side of plantation all the way to work. I am usually running late in the mornings so I need a very direct route
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:44 PM   #9126
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You can actually turn off 35 about a mile from the bridge on honeycut road and its gravel to evergreen, then hit white pine, barton chapel and long hollow and ride gravel all the way to work. Actually I will probably go home that way lots of DS options. Dunlavy, Judy road, hambrick ridge, potts creek, mill stone=gravel and ATV trail on the north side of plantation all the way to work. I am usually running late in the mornings so I need a very direct route
Bob and I went over into Cabell county a couple of weeks ago. Found some four wheeler trails.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:28 PM   #9127
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:00 PM   #9128
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wifey and I went for a ride yesterday, rode to breakfast and then cruised around on backroads before it got too hot. Was gonna got grab the WV TOR tag but decided not too.

I have the wife's XT set up for commuting. I may slap a small top case on it for some dry storage and I cant wait to burn off these stupid track masters. I look like an elephant on a bicycle but 73mpg is too good to pass up. Might pick up a Clark tank for it, getting gas every two days gets old. I slapped an old magnetic tank bag on it, my Rox risers off the WR, my old vstrom mirrors and cranked the preload up all the way on the shock, slid a sheep skin on it too. That seat is a freaking torture device. Flushed and put clean fluid in the front brake. Ready for commuter duty

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I seen a critter hit on the road today that looked alot like that bike
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:36 AM   #9129
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Might be done riding

I am thinking about selling the bike and getting out of riding. With the family and all it is getting harder to find time, or going riding is an all day event. I will probably get back into road cycling.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:13 PM   #9130
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hey guys, here's a nice find on CL... 'Berg 390 w/ street title http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/3892418694.html
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:31 AM   #9131
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saw a big group of KLR's on 33 Saturday evening, heading east between ripley and Spencer. Anyone on here? Prob 8-10 of them. I couldnt cuont I was distracted by all the milk crates
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:53 AM   #9132
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:10 AM   #9133
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I am thinking about selling the bike and getting out of riding. With the family and all it is getting harder to find time, or going riding is an all day event. I will probably get back into road cycling.
I definitely hear you. Little ones at home/work full time/college park time/life/etc. Any free time is precious and few, and breaking away for a full day gets harder and harder. Good luck with whichever way you decide.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:52 AM   #9134
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I am thinking about selling the bike and getting out of riding. With the family and all it is getting harder to find time, or going riding is an all day event. I will probably get back into road cycling.
let m e know if you do start back down the roadie path. I still want to pick one up. Might head to Charleston Bicycle Friday, or Johns, really dont like Trek though.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:04 AM   #9135
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You should really buy that Bamboo frame on ADV.
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